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MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
and policy priorities, bob greenstein described the cut, cap, and balance bill as "one of the most id logically extreme pieces of major budget legislation to come before congress in years, if not decades. it would go a substantial way toward enshrining grover norquist norquist's version of america into law. bob greenstein joins me later. barack obama recognizes it for what it is, nothing but a one-day stunt that has no chance of becoming law, so the obama administration are still talking positively about the possibility of raising the debt ceiling. this morning, president obama said he, and republicans leaders were "making progress in the negotiations." and treasury secretary tim geithner said this on cnbc this morning. >> you've seen the leadership of the republican party in the senate and the house definitively take default off the table as leverage for a deal, and that's encouraging. geithner remains adamant that revenues be part of any deficit reduction deal. >> it's also going to require, through tax reform, some modest changes in revenues so that we're not sustaining tax breaks
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT
like medicare that democrats want to protect. the head of the non-partisan center, bob greenstein, issued a scathing verdict on this new republican plan. house speaker john boehner's new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in social security and medicare benefits for current retirees. the repeal of health reforms coverage expansions or wholesale aviseration for vulnerableç americans, it is tantamount and could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern u.s. history. this may sound hyperbolic, but it is not, the mathematics are inexorable. rejected john boehner's plan today because it doesn't go enough. he said "while i thank the speaker for fighting for republican principles, i cannot support the plan that was presented to house republicans this afternoon, the senate should resume debate on the cut, cap, and balance act, amend it if necessary and pass it so we can provide the american people a real solution." joining me now is house democratic whip, maryland congressman, steny hoyer, thank you very
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm PDT
ç medicare. >> lawrence, you're absolutely right and bob greenstein is absolutely right and your observations to the cuts to the second medicare and social security is correct. deep, devastating cuts to those programs, and they wouldn't get the votes, so it is a plan they know would fail, but it carries out their obsession with protecting the wealthiest in america and making the most vulnerable in america pay the bill. that's not good policy, and i suggest to them in the long run it's not good politics, so i would hope in the next few hours, frankly, that we could come to an agreement, the reid plan, as you pointed out, is everything they asked for, and that we could see that pass in the senate, we'd get some republicans to vote for that, send it over to the house, let us pass it forthwith so again america's credit is not put at risk. we've done this before numerous times, parties have joined together, and, in fact, mr. boehnor has voted to raise the deficit -- debt limit on numerous occasions, both under george bush and under bill clinton, so this is something he can't say i've never done th
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2011 2:00am EDT
for not being extreme enough. here's how the head of the nonpartisan center on budget and policy priorities, bob greenstein, a frequent guest on this show, described that plan today. house speaker john boehner's new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in social security and medicare benefits for current retirees. the repeal of health reform's coverage expansions or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable americans. the plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of class warfare. if enacted, it could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern united states history. this may sound hyperbollic, but it is not. the mathematics are inexorable. on a night when the democratic president and the republican speaker of the house both had the chance to address the american people, it is worth remembering why the american people stand on the issues at hand. a pew poll released just last week shows of republicans, 53% of independents, and 72% of democrats say we should maintain social security and medicare ins
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2011 4:00am EDT
and policy priorities, bob greenstein, a frequent guest on this show, described that plan today. house speaker john boehner's new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in social security and medicare benefits for current retirees. the repeal of health reform's coverage expansions or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable americans. the plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of class warfare. if enacted, it could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern united states history. this may sound hyperbollic, but it is not. the mathematics are inexorable. on a night when the democratic president and the republican speaker of the house both had the chance to address the american people, it is worth remembering why the american people stand on the issues at hand. a pew poll released just last week shows 50% of republicans, 53% of independents, and 72% of democrats say we should maintain social security and medicare instead of reducing the debt. in that same poll, 87% of respondents said soc
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2011 11:00pm EDT
all adhered to this principle. bob greenstein sounds like a lone voice in the capitol, making this point a point to consider in the deficit reduction packages. >> instead of saying a rising tide lifts all boats, people on the bottom, you'll come along, instead you focus on how to make things better on the bottom with the assumption of raising the floor will bring everybody up. these questions about economic equalities also produce themselves on health outcomes, so we see this huge wealth gap, but the wealth gap looks similar in the racial health gap, so if you, for example, take just african-americans out of the overall american population and look at them as a nation on questions of infant mortality, for example, african-americans as a group are doing far worse than any industrialized nation on infant mortality. you can do the same thing on diabetes, on heart disease, so these have real impacts for the whole life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness piece. >> and these are indications of crisis conditions that we're talking about here, and yet it is very difficult for the media
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
. but i have a hard time believing that this is a serious effort. bob greenstein says that this is one of the most ideologically extreme pieces of legislation to come before the congress in years, if not decades. i would like unanimous consent to admit his entire statement into the record. the white house has issued a veto threat. all like to have that in the record. mr. chairman, let me ask -- are you here asking for an open rule? >> no. >> what kind of rule are you asking for? >> i will leave that to the -- >> i would like to insert the letter of the budget committee who calls for an open rule. you do not favor that. [inaudible] >> he requests a pre-printing requirements. >> are you asking for an amendment to be made in order? [unintelligible] >> you are here representing one of the committees under jurisdiction. how many hearings were held on this bill? how many witnesses came to testify? >> this bill was just introduced last week. >> so there have been no hearings and no witnesses and no markup. this has been put together this last week. >> and we are dealing with a deadline of aug
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. in that case, i get it. but i have a hard time believing that this is a serious effort. bob greenstein says that this is one of the most ideologically pieces of legislation to come before the congress in years, if not decades. how would like unanimous consent to in his entire statement into the record. the white house has issued a veto threat. mr. chairman, let me ask are you here asking for an open rule? >> note. >> what kind of roller you asking for? i would like to insert a letter of the budget committee who calls for an open rule. you do not favor that. [inaudible] >> a request a pre-printing requirements. >> are you asking for an amendment to be made in order? [unintelligible] >> you are here representing one of the committees under jurisdiction. how many hearings were held on this bill? how many witnesses came to testify? >> this bill was just introduced last week. >> so there have been no hearings and no witnesses and no markup. this is been put together this last week. >> and we are dealing with a deadline of august 2nd. >> so the committee scheduled is thrown out the window. this i
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of effectuating meaningful police development and reform. as bob mentioned my name is michele greenstein. i'm the deputy director of the office of criminal justice and partnership in the bureau for narcotics and international affairs commonly known as inl. it's a large organization all of which is dedicated of different aspects of supporting anticrime and counternarcotics, activities abroad using a variety of operations and fora. today i would like to give you a preview overview of inl and what we do and some of the innovative approaches we are taking in foreign police development which are also -- which we are also mirroring in the corrections and justice sectors such as directly partnering with state and local agencies to access the most current expertise available in all aspects of law enforcement. within the state department, inl is the lead on international narcotics and law enforcement issues. the inl bureau assists countries around the world in their efforts to develop their own capacities to fight crime, administer justice and safeguard the rule of law. these are all priorities of c
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